Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)   What to study? For Prelims: Features of Atal Innovation Mission, ATLs. For Mains: Promotion of innovation at …

China drafts new rules to supervise biotechnology research

Topics Covered: Issues related to biotechnology.   China drafts new rules to supervise biotechnology research   What to study? For Prelims: Draft rules, gene- editing technology- overview. For Mains: Significance and the need for these rules, concerns associated with latest developments in gene- editing.   Context: China has drafted new rules to supervise biotechnology research. …

Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Bill, PRANAM commission. For Mains: Significance, need and potential of the …

National Science Day 2018

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology.   National Science Day 2018   What to study? For Prelims: National science day, Raman effect. For Mains: Achievements of Indians in the field of science and technology.   Context: National Science Day is …

Inclusive Internet Index 2019

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers.   Inclusive Internet Index 2019   What to study? For Prelims: About the Index, categories and performance of various countries.   Context: Inclusive Internet Index 2019 has been released.   About the Inclusive Internet Index: The …

“Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme”

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   “Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme”   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the scheme, NCDC. For Mains: Significance of the scheme of the role of youth in cooperatives, hurdles and …

Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS)

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS)   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance of the scheme and the need for …

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy and conservation related issues.   Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: SATAT initiative- key objectives, significance and brief overview on CNG and CBG.   Context: The government recently handed over the 100th Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Compressed Bio-Gas(CBG) Entrepreneur (producer) …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 February 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 February 2019 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2019: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Tomorrow’s Static Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- …

7) “Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course.” – Sir George Adrian Cadbury. Comment in the context of civil services in India. (250 words)

Topic –  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 7) “Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course.” – Sir George Adrian Cadbury. Comment in the context of civil services in India. (250 words) Reference   Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of …

6) Balakot operations have established air strikes as an effective tool of deterrence in dealing with Pakistan. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Security management in border areas 6) Balakot operations have established air strikes as an effective tool of deterrence in dealing with Pakistan. Discuss.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question The article discusses the recent precision airstrikes in Balakot and analyzes why this changed strategy of using airpower is a valid strategy in dealing with Pakistan. …

5) There is a need for adequate legal, organisational framework to regulate bias in algorithms, In case of India. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) There is a need for adequate legal, organisational framework to regulate bias in algorithms, In case of India. Critically analyze.(250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question Today the rise of algorithms and the AI is being seen inevitable. In this context …

4) Discuss how India can deal with vagaries of climate change and its impact of agriculture?(250 words)

Topic – climate change 4) Discuss how India can deal with vagaries of climate change and its impact of agriculture?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The question explain India’s risk profile to changing climatic conditions and explores the options our farmers have in coping with such changes. Key demand of the question The question …

3) The battle of Plassey is of immense historical importance. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 3) The battle of Plassey is of immense historical importance. Discuss.(250 words) Modern Indian History by BIPIN CHANDRA PAL (NCERT TEXTBOOK OLD) Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail …

2) Discuss the social and economic conditions of the people of India in the eighteenth century. (250 words)

Topic– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 2) Discuss the social and economic conditions of the people of India in the eighteenth century. (250 words) Modern Indian History by BIPIN CHANDRA PAL (NCERT TEXTBOOK OLD) Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive …

1) What were the reasons responsible for the decline of the Mughal empire in India. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) What were the reasons responsible for the decline of the Mughal empire in India. Discuss.(250 words) Modern Indian History by BIPIN CHANDRA PAL (NCERT TEXTBOOK OLD) Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 February 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,28 February 2019 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam …